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Burnaby Girls Soccer Club A Place for Every Girl to Play. U9 – U18 Coaches meeting Sept 9, 2010. Agenda. Introductions Our Club Levels of Play Getting Started Pre-Game Information League and Cup Play Referees Technical Program Questions. Introductions. Introductions. Our Club.

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Burnaby girls soccer club a place for every girl to play

Burnaby Girls Soccer ClubA Place for Every Girl to Play

U9 – U18 Coaches meeting

Sept 9, 2010


  • Introductions

  • Our Club

  • Levels of Play

  • Getting Started

  • Pre-Game Information

  • League and Cup Play

  • Referees

  • Technical Program

  • Questions

Our club
Our Club

  • BGSC was formed in the 1991/92 season as a group of parents and coaches interested in promoting girls soccer

  • Our club strives to offer a full program including Micro, Mini and Super 8 soccer, and at the divisional level – Metro, Gold, Silver and Bronze teams.    

  • BGSC Motto A Place for Every Girl to Play

Our club1
Our Club

  • The BGSC Executive team consisting of volunteer parents 

  • Paid positions Technical Coaches, Field Administrator, Bookkeeper and Referee Coordinator

  •  BGSC's long term goal is to provide a club for female soccer players in Burnaby to progress from 5 years old through to 18 years old and them continue to play at the U21 and Women levels

  • We have had former players return to coach at BGSC and soon hope to have their children start to play in our club

Levels of play
Levels of Play

  • Metro (U14 – U18) (soon to be U13??)

  • Gold (U13 – U18)

  • Silver (U13 – U18)

  • Bronze (U13 – U18)

  • Select (U11 & U12)

  • House (U11 & U12)

  • Mini (U8 – U10)

  • Micro (U6 & U7)

Coaching criminal check
Coaching – Criminal Check

  • Please complete criminal record checks and return them to your Age Group Coordinator.


  • BGSC requires all volunteers to get a Police Criminal Check every year. BC Soccer Every Year???

  • Print the letter and take it with you to the Police station - there should be not cost if you do this.

Coaching communication and resources
Coaching – Communication and Resources

  • Your age group coordinator will email you a document with all your players contact information

  • Get to know the BGSC Website – it has valuable information to help you:

  • http://www.burnabygirlssoccerclub.com

  • Club Contacts on the Website – provides you access to email Executive members including field and referee coordinators and Head Coach

Coaches manual code of conduct
Coaches Manual & Code of Conduct

  • Coaches manual on the website

    • About the club

    • Levels of play

    • Getting Started

    • During the Season, Rules/Resources

    • The End is near

    • Policies & Forms

      Please be sensitive of social media. Twitter, Facebook & emails


Player coach cards
Player/Coach Cards

  • Required for U13 to U18 teams (U11&U12 need staff)

  • All players and up to 4 coaching staff

  • Please take digital photos of all your players and coaching staff

  • Our club makes new cards every year so the pictures are current

  • Rename the pictures with the person’s name

  • Email them to our Registrar with your team name, level and age group

  • CSA one member needs to be of the same gender.

Pre game information
Pre-Game Information

  • Check your email regularly as well as the club website

  • With the poor weather, game locations and times change often. When do we cancel a game???

  • For home games, call your opposing coach no later the Thursday night and ensure they have the correct game time and location

  • Help them with directions as needed

  • Our opponents are our guests and we could not have games without them – please be courteous

  • Grass to Grass rule

Playing policy
Playing Policy

  • BGSC Playing Policy for Divisional Teams is:

    Every girl gets to play half a game

  • Playing time can be restricted due to:

    • Player failing to attend practices during the week without notifying the coach in advance

    • Player arrives late to practices and games without notifying the coach in advance

    • Player behaves poorly during weekly practices

League play
League Play

  • Website


    Post all schedules and scores

  • Season starts this Sunday Sept 12th. U9 & 10 19th

  • BGSC website for all of your home games

  • BC Soccer Central www.bcsoccercentral.com

    Tournaments & Field Info

Bgsc tournament
BGSC Tournament

  • November 11, BLW, all 5 fields

  • New Format

  • U8 – U10 5 Aside

  • U11 – U15 7 Aside

  • U16 – U18 6 Aside

  • Across the field

  • We need volunteers

Mark on the calendar
Mark on the calendar

  • Club Pub night Saturday November 20th

    Friefighter’s Club.

    Club Photo days.

    Saturday Oct 16th 9:30 – 1PM

    Tuesday Oct 19th 6—8 PM


  • We can not have games without officials

  • All BGSC Volunteers are expected to treat the game officials with courtesy especially the new, young refs!

  • Referee abuse will not be tolerated

  • Infractions are addressed by our club and the North District Discipline Committee

  • Discipline will result in suspensions from soccer

  • Coaches are responsible for the conduct of themselves, their players and their parents/fans

Filing a complaint
Filing a Complaint

  • Please do not confront the referee at the field

  • Wait 24 hours then email our Referee Coordinator Sheryl Kwai – [email protected]

  • Referee reporting – should you run into a difficult referee, you can also report them via the North District Soccer Assn website


  • If you need advice, please contact your Age Group Coordinator , Vice President or President


  • BGSC Fundraising Policy – we do not allow any of our teams to shake cans for cash in front of liquor stores

  • Fund raisers that have been successful include car washes, hot dog sales, pub nights, donut sales, plant sales

  • Sponsorship – some teams get sponsors to help fund team events

  • PLEASE, if you want to purchase team equipment open a team bank account. Speak to Sheryl regarding setting up an account.

Bgsc equipment game day
BGSC Equipment Game Day

  • If you the first game of the day, your team (home team) is responsible for putting up both nets and lining the field.

  • If you play the last BGSC game of the day please take down the equipment and lock away in storage container.

  • If you take equipment away from the field please contact Sue or Craig

Bgsc uniforms
BGSC Uniforms

  • We’ve purchased new uniforms for all Divisional Teams

    & we will be looking at doing the Super 8’s next season

  • We’re running lower on numbers and sizes so please think about that before asking for an exchange.

  • We plan to sell our old uniforms over the next few Months. You can purchase a team set (for practices?) for $100 ($150 Whites). Or they cost $15 per uniform.

Technical staff
Technical Staff

  • Donn Sparks, BGSC U11-U18 Head Coach

  • Sandi Sparks, Mini/Micro Head Coach

  • Jacquie Gant, Mini/Academy Coach

  • Erin Cheng, Academy Coach

  • Cassie Newbrook, Keeper Coach

  • Angela Pelliern ,Keeper/Academy Coach

Club technical program
Club Technical Program

  • Each divisional team will receive 3 free visits by a technical coach of their choice

  • Each U11 – U13 team will receive 3 team visits from Donn

  • Academy teams will receive twice the amount .

  • Donn will be attending games then will provide input

  • Mini’s Sandi….

Technical academy s
Technical Academy’s

  • Each Team U11 – U16 was asked to join our Team academy. Fridays 6-9 BLW # 1

  • Indoor Player Academy U8-U16 Girls, Saturdays 2-4 at Canlan

  • Keeper Academy

    • Free Sessions U8 – U11 Tuesdays & Fridays

    • Paid Sessions U11-U18 Tuesdays & Fridays

      Please promote this training, make it an expectation.

Bgsc uniform policy
BGSC Uniform Policy

  • Club Uniform – no names, logos or sponsors brands can be placed on BGSC uniforms; these can be placed on team wear or bags

  • Teams can purchase uniforms to be used in tournaments and friendlies.

  • Failure to comply with this policy could result in the loss of field allotments


  • Coastal Cup

    • U18 Burnaby United – Coastal Cup Finalist

    • U17 Bolts – Classic Cup Quarter Finalist

    • U14 Bullets – Classic Cup Quarter Finalist

    • U14 Red Devils – Classic Cup Quarter Finalist

    • U14 Red Rockets – Classic Cup Quarter Finalist

    • U12 Panthers - Coastal Champions

Have a great season
Have a great season!

  • Thank you very much for the time you give our club A Place for Every Girl to Play